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Volunteer

Put your passion for animals to work

Our 500 volunteers are our animals’ true friends.

We have volunteer opportunities at our centres for all sorts of positions from animal food preparation to fundraising, gardening and doing the laundry. We also need volunteers to help in our shops. Even if you can only spare an hour of your time a week, you will be making a massive difference to our work.

Please be aware that most popular volunteering roles are working directly with the cats and dogs and in some of our centres these roles are currently oversubscribed, so please check with your local centre. All our centres offer many other volunteering roles, which also make a real difference to the animals we help both now and in the future, and are a great way to get to know the centre whilst you wait for a dog or cat volunteer role to become available.

If you want to know more about what it’s like volunteering at the NAWT then read our case studies.

The time given by our volunteers equated to about £435K in monetary terms in 2017.

Companies

Hertfordshire centre volunteers

Case Studies

Current Opportunities

Essex - Clacton Centre
Promote the work of the National Animal Welfare Trust by representing NAWT Clacton at local events via a stand or stall and working alongside other volunteers to organise and carry out offsite and onsite fundraising and awareness events and initiatives.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Help us to present a welcoming environment to all our visitors and potential rehomers by maintaining a clean reception, kitchen and office area.Our washing machines and tumble dryers are constantly on the go! Help us to ensure we always have enough clean, dry bedding for each of the animals in our...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to secure the best possible income for our donated items by running our eBay account to sell items that have a better chance of raising more money at auction.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.If you...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to keep everything on our site presentable and in good working condition by assisting the maintenance team in their daily routines.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.If you wish to apply as a new...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Our washing machines and tumble dryers are constantly on the go! Help us to ensure we always have enough clean, dry bedding for each of the animals in our care by assisting the team in the laundry room washing and drying blankets, towels and bedding.Please note that the minimum age for this role is...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to collect donations from supporters and transport donations between the rehoming centre and the charity shop so that we can continue to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18 and requires a full, clean driving licence....Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care by creating handmade items for the centre, which the staff can use to sell to visitors and supporters. Some ideas for items that sell well are animal blankets and pet toys but we’d be keen to hear any other ideas you may have.Please...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care by baking delicious cakes that we can use to sell to visitors, staff and fellow volunteers.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.If you wish to apply...Read more

Berkshire Centre
Help us to care for the animals at our centre by preparing their daily meals. The cats and dogs take part in the Open Paw Programme which sets minimum mental health requirements. Therefore our animals get fed in a variety of interactive feeders rather than bowls to keep their minds active. This...Read more

Berkshire Centre
Help us to present a welcoming environment to all our visitors and potential rehomers by maintaining a clean and tidy site. Our reception is the first place our visitors come to so must be presentable at all times. We also have the corridors that our supporters walk down as well as the toilets and...Read more

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